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CNU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
What does the CNU student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the United States. See how Christopher Newport University fared in our <nil> diversity report.

CNU Student Population

4,868 Total Students
4,653 Undergraduates
86 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Christopher Newport University?

CNU total enrollment is approximately 4,868 students. 4,653 are undergraduates and 86 are graduate students.

CNU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time CNU undergraduate population is made up of 55% women, and 45% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

CNU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,529
Hispanic 304
Black or African American 302
Multi-Ethnic 256
Asian 187
Unknown 57
International 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

CNU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 55% of full-time grad students are women, and 45% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

CNU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 75
Multi-Ethnic 4
Black or African American 4
Hispanic 1
International 1
Asian 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Unknown 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

CNU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,698
Black or African American 314
Hispanic 314
Multi-Ethnic 267
Asian 191
Unknown 63
International 10
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Christopher Newport University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 824
Black or African American 321
Asian 34
Multi-Ethnic 5
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at CNU.

CNU Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 2,688 female students and 2,180 male students at CNU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of CNU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  94.17 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about CNU faculty.

There are approximately 653 female teachers and 581 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

6.13% Out of State
0.41% Out of the Country

CNU ranks 1,502 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

6.13% of CNU students come from out of state, and 0.41% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  31 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Virginia 1,130
Maryland 23
New York 8
New Jersey 6
North Carolina 6

International Students at CNU

Students from 10 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, United Kingdom, and Finland.

Learn more about international students at CNU.

Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
86.62% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  47.38 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At CNU, 86.62% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 2,245
20-21 2,156
22-24 577
25-29 58
35 and over 11
30-34 10
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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